Eva Mendes Praises Ryan Gosling’s Cuban Accent In ‘SNL’ Sketch: “My Cuban Papi Made This Cuban Mami So Happy With This”

Eva Mendes praised Ryan Gosling’s Cuban accent in the “Can’t Tonight” Saturday Night Live sketch.

Gosling co-starred in the sketch with Marcello Hernández as two men trying to convince their friend, played by Kenan Thompson, to go out with them.

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“Coño! My Cuban Papi made this Cuban Mami so happy with this!! Years of hanging out with my Dad paid off,” Mendes wrote on Instagram, sharing the sketch video.

Mendes, who is of Cuban descent and in a relationship with Gosling, acknowledged that Gosling picked up the accent by hanging out with her father.

Gosling and Hernández have heavy Cuban accents in the sketch, prompting the waitress (Sarah Sherman) to ask where the three guys were from.

Thompson’s character explains, “I’m Dominican, and he’s Cuban [Hernández], and he [Gosling] is from Tennessee, but ever since he married a Cuban woman, he is different.”

Mendes also praised Hernández and Thompson, adding, “Gracias to the super talented @marcellohdz for this skit. The way you say ‘Eva Mendes’ And @kenanthompson always crushing. Can’t wait for this trio’s next reunion.”

González replied to Mendes’ post writing in Spanish, “Un abrazo a el gósling y a ti Eva!!” [A hug for the Gosling and for you Eva!]

Rita Wilson was also a fan of the sketch, replying, “Can’t stop laughing. So good!”

Gosling hosted SNL on Saturday, April 13, for the third time and was highly praised. Taylor Swift also took note of Gosling’s monologue, in which he and his Fall Guy co-star, Emily Blunt, covered the singer’s “All Too Well” song in an attempt to break up with their previous film characters from Barbie and Oppenheimer.

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